Preserving the past, enriching the present and enhancing the future for all generations.

By Lynne Tucker

The La Quinta Museum showcases La Quinta’s history and cultural arts through displays on two floors. There is a diorama of a Cahuilla Indian village and another depicting native animals. Photos of the early resorts remind us of the attraction of the desert early on. The community room exhibits a 32-foot-long mural of La Quinta highlights painted by Andre Blanche.

While you’re there stop in the Museum Store, the place to shop for books about the area and many unique items, some created by local artists.

The La Quinta Museum is a Cultural Museum with two exhibit galleries. Gallery 1 is local history featuring the Cahuilla Indians, The Desert Club and The La Quinta Hotel. Gallery 2 features new revolving exhibits that change every 3 to 4 months.


All events at the Museum are free of charge.

Museum hours:

Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 4pm

Admission: Free